Sensory loss

Deaf, hard of hearing, deafened or deafblind services

The Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership works with Deaf Action to provide support for those in need across the Capital.

Deaf Action can:

  • assess your needs and provide advice and long term support
  • assess for and provide specialist equipment such as flashing doorbells and smoke detectors, and advise on other equipment you can buy
  • provide a BSL duty service

Watch our video below to find out more about what services are available.

Get in touch with Deaf Action

Tel: 0131 556 3128

SMS: 07775 620 757


If you’re a BSL user you can contact Deaf Action by telephone using contactSCOTLAND-BSL

You can contact Deaf Action via Relay UK by dialling 18001 + the required telephone number free of charge but standard network rates for your phone provider may apply. More information about Relay UK.

Other available services

Visit the Deaf Action website for information on the other services provided to deaf people.

Health in Mind’s Deaf Counselling Service is open to BSL users and other deaf people.

The City of Edinburgh Council and the Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership plan for supporting and including BSL users in Edinburgh.

Sight loss services

The Health and Social Care Partnership funds or provides three services for people with sight loss. You do not have to be registered as Severely Sight Impaired or Sight Impaired (blind or partially sighted) to use these services.

Visit our new list of helpful services for people with sightloss.

Sight Scotland also administers the Certificate of Vision Impairment (CVI) Register on behalf of the City of Edinburgh Council. If you have any questions about the register or wish to update any details, please contact Sight Scotland.

Get in touch with Sight Scotland

send a letter to:

Colin Hilditch, Head of Community Services
Sight Scotland
50 Gillespie Crescent
EH10 4JB

telephone: 0131 385 7488